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Gravenhurst Council Highlights - April 18, 2023

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2023 11:02 AM

Town should consider additional initiatives to ‘No Mow May’

Laura Thomas of Hidden Habitat, a native plant nursery in Kilworthy, spoke to council about the need to do more than ‘No Mow May’ to support pollinators.

Mayor Heidi Lorenz thanked Thomas for an informative presentation.

The mayor said the town will get Thomas on the agenda for an upcoming Sustainability Advisory Committee meeting so that Thomas can share her ideas with committee members.

MPAC updates council on assessment matters


New strategic business plan for Gravenhurst Opera House

Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 06:27 PM

The Gravenhurst Opera House, a gem in the downtown core, has a new strategic business plan that will guide operations for the next five years.

Town council approved the plan at its meeting Tuesday afternoon.

“The opera house is a valuable part of Gravenhurst – economically, socially, and culturally,” Mayor Heidi Lorenz said. “This new plan will help us make the best decisions for the opera house as we move forward.”

The plan contains a series of objectives that council and staff will work towards...

Gravenhurst observing ‘No Mow May’

Posted on Monday, April 17, 2023 09:35 AM

The Town of Gravenhurst is asking residents to hold off mowing their lawns in May.

The request is part of the ‘No Mow May’ initiative, which takes place in various communities across Ontario and elsewhere.

The intent of the month-long campaign is to allow grass and wildflowers a chance to flourish, providing bees and other pollinators a good source of nutrition.

“No Mow May is a great opportunity for all of us to play a small part in helping our environment,” Mayor Heidi Lorenz said.

At a meeting...

Fire Danger Rating - HIGH - April 13, 2023

Posted on Friday, April 14, 2023 08:53 AM

The Muskoka Forest Fire Danger Rating has been elevated to high.

Areas without snow have rapidly dried and the trend will continue with forecasted weather. Some Muskoka fire departments have already responded to out-of-control grass fires this week. A small fire can become a large one within minutes in these conditions.

No daytime burning is permitted. The Burning Control By-Law with the full list of prohibitions can be found on our website

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